Bozal Espadin Barril Ensamble Mezcal
Bozal, translated to "untamed," alludes to the wild agave species used in the production of the brand's mezcals. Bozal Mezcal Espadín-Barril-Mexicano is an ensamble of three wild agaves grown in the villages of Ejutla de Crespo and San Baltazar, Oaxaca. Mezcaleros uphold the traditional method, producing this mezcal in small batches using earthen ovens for cooking the agave, stone tahona wheels for crushing the agave, the open air for natural fermentation, and copper pot stills for double distillation. This mezcal is bottled at 47% ABV.
Lots of fruit and floral elements on the nose, with charred pineapple, candied orange peels, honeysuckle and a touch of smoke. Very rich, slightly sweet and smokey on the palate, with some toasted marshmallows, orange zest, cocoa nibs, browned butter, and campfire smoke. Long, satisfying finish, with more campfire smoke and light buttery sweetness on the back end. An elegant and complex mezcal.